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Art of hurling insulted by the ultimate in hypocrisy

Martin Breheny


Congress exercised by 'black card' but ignore more important issue of schedule

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29 February 2020; David Hassan, Chairman of the Standing Committe on Playing Rules, speaking during the GAA Annual Congress 2020 at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

29 February 2020; David Hassan, Chairman of the Standing Committe on Playing Rules, speaking during the GAA Annual Congress 2020 at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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29 February 2020; David Hassan, Chairman of the Standing Committe on Playing Rules, speaking during the GAA Annual Congress 2020 at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

The vandals have been caught, given a good smacking and run out of town, accompanied by a stern warning never to return if they know what's good for them.

Back in hurling's big house, the happy residents are congratulating themselves on the unity and resolve they showed to defend the game from the perceived monstrous influence of the 'black card' and 'sin bin'.

The resolute opposition could hardly have been more concerted if proof emerged of Russian attempts to interfere with hurling.